Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Canonici Or. 98

Oriental Manuscripts Canonici Oriental Collection

Contents

Miscellany

Physical Description

ff. 299

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici's (1727-1805) collections passed to his brother Giuseppe, and on his death in 1807 to Giovanni Perissinotti and Girolamo Cardina, who divided them. To the former fell the MSS., then about 3550 in number, and, after many attempts to sell them, the Bodleian became the purchaser of the greater part in 1817, for £5444 5s. 1d., or including incidental expenses about £6030, the largest single purchase ever made by the Library. The formal list of volumes handed over was signed on May 18, 1817, and the books probably arrived later that year.

MS. Canonici Or. 98/1

Contents

fols. 1r-44v
Sidur according to the Ashkenaz rite סדור מנהג אשכנז
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 44
Dimensions (leaf):

Hand(s)

Ashkenazi semi-cursive script.

Decoration

History

Origin: [Northern Italy]; late 15th century

MS. Canonici Or. 98/2

Contents

fols. 45r-298v
Isaac ben Joseph, of Corbeil, active 13th centuryיצחק בן יוסף מקורביל, Sefer Mitsṿot Ḳaṭan (The Small Book of Commandments) ספר מצוות קטן
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 254 (fols. 45-298)
Dimensions (leaf):

Hand(s)

Ashkenazi square script.

Decoration

History

Origin: [Northern Italy]; mid-15th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 1125, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 1125, and on the data of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures contact Bodleian Admissions). Contact specialcollections.enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Microfilm

MSS R.R. Film No. F 17731

Bibliography

    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 1125.
    Beit-Arié, Malachi and R.A. May (eds), Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I (A. Neubauer’s Catalogue) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994), no. 1125.

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